Born in Ottawa, fifty-two years ago, I have been the owner of a used bookstore I opened in Ontario, since 1990. I have been writing since I was ten. Beginning with poetry, I quickly moved on to short stories and non-fiction pieces. I stayed in that format for many years, eventually self-publishing a franchise manual (How to Open Your Own Used Bookstore), as well as a variety of booklets, such as 'How to Save Money at Home', 'Build a Greenhouse with Style' and the ten booklet series of Eddy Brock, Brockville Detective.
Having semi-retired from the bookstore, I embarked on the project of writing my first serious novel, which I expanded to a four book series after discovering an incredible mystery hidden within Maurice Leblanc's books.
My interests are eclectic. I like Quantum Physics, Cosmology, history, archaeology, science in general, mechanics, free power, recycling and re-use. I'm a good handyman and can usually fix just about anything. I'm good with computers. I love movies, both good and bad, prefering action and war movies. I can draw and paint fairly well but am so obsessed with perspective and light that I cannot think of much else. I am too detail oriented. Takes too long to finish anything.
I have been around books all my life. In my mid-forties, I decided to focus on writing as my future job. It took me five years to learn the trade. Now I know how fast I can write and how to develop my story and characters. I always wage an internal war to decide if my next story is going to be a mild mystery or a big stake epic. So far the big stakes are winning.
I am presently busy writing my next book, 'The Lake Vostok Tipping Point.' Current estimates suggest first draft will be finished by Jan 2013.
My first Virtual Book Tour will start on May 14 2012.
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May 14 Lisa Haselton's reviews and interviews. Click here
My first Virtual Book Review tour starts April 23 2012
Blog site: It's Raining Books 5/5 stars
April 24 2012
Blog Site: Live To Read 4/5 stars
April 25 2012
Blog Site: Books Reviewed by Bunny 4/5 stars
April 26 2012
Blog Site: Reviews By Molly 5/5 stars
April 27 2012
Blog Site: LASR: Mystery/Suspense Blog 5/5 stars
A painting I drew of me as a child.